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New York accident kills 1 and injures 2

The lengthy investigation of a 2014 three-vehicle accident has resulted in the arrest of a 25-year-old male on April 16. The investigation was conducted by the New York state police and assisted by the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office, the Westchester County District Attorney's office and other area police departments. The accident resulted in one fatality and left two motorcycles in flames. The man arrested for causing the accident faces a number of charges following a grand jury indictment.

According to the state police, the accused had been traveling south on Sprain Brook Parkway on a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle. Ahead of him, a 2001 Mazda was also heading south. The motorcycle, apparently moving at a high rate of speed, hit the rear of the leading vehicle. The driver of the Mazda lost control of the vehicle and struck another motorcycle, a southbound 2013 BMW, hit a guide rail and rebounded. The 45-year-old rider of the BMW was ejected from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, according to emergency responder reports. The accused was also ejected from his motorcycle. He suffered serious injuries and was transported to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Mazda, another male, was also taken to Westchester Medical Center and was treated for minor injuries suffered during the incident.

The accused has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and other traffic violations. He was released after posting bail and will return to court on April 28.

A fatal auto accident can result in emotional and financial loss for the victim's family. A lawyer may be able to determine if the family could benefit from preparing a wrongful death claim against the party liable for the accident's occurrence.

Source: New City Patch, "State police share details of lengthy investigation into fatal motorcycle crash," Lanning Taliaferro, April 18, 2015

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